Gearing up for another “Cherokee Day,” the folks in that South Abaco settlement are hard at work looking for that outstanding item to bring out the big spenders.
Beginning with the opening ceremonies on Friday evening, October 10, they will have a Souse Out, complete with hot coffee and banana bread. They have storytellers who will share some of Cherokee’s history with their audience and reminisce about our first Cherokee Day in 1986.
Then Saturday starting at 11:00 am there will be events all day to keep everyone enjoying themselves.
Hopefully, in the White Elephant Stall you will be able to grab some really great bargains.
And something new that all can participate in, a boat-building contest, is scheduled. Organizers are tight-lipped about the details, you will just have to come on Saturday, October 11, and sign up to enjoy the fun.
They will have a unique Scavenger Hunt and a competition to finally discover the Best Fudge maker in all Abaco and lots of games for the children.
There will be full chicken dinners, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, but new this year will be the “Everything Conch” stall. It will have conch fritters, conch chowder, conch salad, conch n’rice and maybe even some cracked conch. This promises to be the “hit” of the day. And, no real Abaco fund raiser would be complete without lots of homemade ice cream.
Sunday morning church will close off the weekend, even though Monday the 13th is the actual National Holiday, a familiar guest speaker will undoubtedly deliver a show-stopping sermon to all who make the effort to attend.
All proceeds from the three day event will go towards the new Cherokee Community Clinic that is already up to the roof with more help coming in every day. When Cherokee people take on a project, everyone knows it will get done. The major effort and thanks goes to the good folks of Cherokee, but they also realize it could never get done without the help of Cherokee Roots family and friends, for which residents are extremely thankful.
Of course, “Hero’s Day” and the October 12 weekend is a very busy time, but the committee members for Cherokee Day hope they will entice you to come and spend it with them. There is lots of shallow water for the kiddies to play in, no traffic to worry about and lots of good friends to pass the time with.
They hope to see you there.